Good afternoon Newfield Middle School Families, The middle school dance that was scheduled for this evening has unfortunately, been postponed due to extreme temperatures. A date for rescheduling is TBD. Our apologies for the short notice.
Good Morning, I hope you are all well as we enter the second half of the 2022/23 school year. As you may know, we are having a bus driver shortage. We are now unfortunately facing a more challenging situation as we have multiple drivers out for a variety of reasons over the next few weeks. We are working on several different options to help us transport our students to and from school as well as to mandatory programs outside of the district. We are currently looking to combine any routes we can. Other options we are considering are much more difficult. These include going virtual or possibly having to cancel or "brown out" routes on a rotating basis. I will also be speaking with other districts about other possible options. We are doing everything we can to avoid canceling bus routes and going virtual, but this may be necessary. Thank you for understanding, we will continue to communicate as needed. As always please reach out to me at any time. Eric Hartz Superintendent
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Newfield is on a 2 hour delay today 1/23/2023
NCS Class of 2024 Spaghetti Dinner and Family Bingo Night February 1, 2023
Public Hearing - to discuss updates to the Low-Income Senior and Disabled Tax Exemptions January 26, 2023 - 6:30 PM in the High School Library
Newfield Hamlet Planning Forum
Good Evening, I hope this email finds you all well. The weather is once again appearing to pose a mid-morning problem tomorrow, Friday, 12/23/22. After much deliberation and several conversations with our administration and other area school superintendents, it is in the best interest of all of our students and staff to close school tomorrow, Friday, 12/23/22. I cannot thank you enough for your understanding. I wish you all a very Happy and Safe Holiday. Eric Hartz NCSD Superintendent
Good Evening, Due to the inclement weather and forecast, Newfield CSD will be closed tomorrow, Friday, 12/16/2022. I hope you all have a safe weekend. Eric Hartz NCSD Superintendent
The Board of Education meeting scheduled for this evening 12/15/2022 has been Canceled due to inclement weather conditions. All items on this meetings agenda will be moved to the next BOE meeting scheduled for January 19, 2023.
Good Morning, Due to the inclement weather and the forecast predicted to worsen, we will dismiss the middle and high school students at 1:20. The elementary students will be dismissed at their regular time, 2:10. All afterschool activities are canceled for today. BOCES students There will be no afternoon CTE BOCES All day BOCES students will be picked up one hour early from BOCES and ride the elementary buses home at 2:20. PK-5 After-School program There will be no after-school for the PK- 5 students. All students must be picked up from school by 2:20 or please call the elementary office to schedule your student(s) to ride a bus home at 2:20. Faculty and Staff All Faculty and staff may leave at 2:20 after elementary buses depart. BOE Meeting for tonight All reports and discussions scheduled for this evening's BOE meeting will be moved to the January 19, 2023 meeting. Please refer to the website later this afternoon for updates on the business portion of the BOE meeting status for tonight. Thank you, Eric Hartz NCSD Superintendent
The district was made aware of an airdrop of inappropriate content during an athletic event held at a neighboring district on December 13, 2022. We wanted to reach out to the community to clarify how this can happen and how to keep it from happening. Airdropping is something that can occur on iOS (Apple) devices. Airdropping can not occur on an NCSD network (we do not have BYOD or Guest networks). Airdropping may occur at another location/district on their networks if they have a BYOD or Guest network available. Airdropping may also occur on our campus on a personal device and a personal data/phone plan. You can change your settings to make sure that you are not getting inappropriate content by following the steps below. You can deny an airdrop. It is a good practice to deny any airdrop that comes from an unknown source. Managing your AirDrop Settings On your iOS device, move to settings. Click on General settings. Click on “AirDrop” Change your settings to one of the following: Receiving Off Contacts Only Everyone If your personal device (or your student’s personal device) has “Everyone” enabled, you/they may receive unwanted and inappropriate content. On the NCSD campus, this “traffic” would be on your personal device and personal data plans only as we do not have a BYOD or Guest network. A reminder that parents/caregivers/families that provide student(s) with personal devices and personal data plans are responsible for the way in which the device is used and it is the parent/caregiver/student responsibility if a student airdrops inappropriate content to other students and or adults.
We are 4 Days away from our Family Engagement night! We will be sponsoring "The Grinch" movie night at the high school auditorium on Friday, 12/9, from 6-8 pm. Additionally, the Junior Class will run the concession stand to help raise funds for the Class of 2024. We hope your families will join us for a night of holiday family fun! https://youtu.be/vjnqABgxfO0
Good Morning, Due to a shortage of faculty in the middle and high school. The middle and high school only will be remote today, Monday, 11/28/22. All middle and high students should be working through there google classrooms. All faculty and staff please report to school. Full day BOCES students will have school as schedued. There will be no Career and Tech Education at BOCES today. If you have any questions please contact the middle or high school office. You may also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you, Eric Hartz NCSD Superintendent
We are seeing hotspots on campus and are seeing and hearing that students are using them during the school day. When issued hotspots, students are instructed to keep hotspots at home as they are for home use only. The district provides Wi-Fi for students for academic use and the hotspots, while they are filtered, are not filtering in the same way as our district filters. Additionally, the hotspots were acquired through grant funding from T-Mobile and federal grants and the purpose for the hotspots in those grants is for home use and for students with connectivity issues at their place(s) of residence. We are working hard to make sure that our students are protected in the digital world and to reinforce good digital citizenship skills. Using hotspots for their intended purpose is an important part of that work. We ask that you discuss this with your student(s) and ask you to make certain that hotspots that are issued by the district do not come to school. We will begin claiming hotspots if we see that students are using them during the school day. Thank you in advance for your help with this matter, Newfield IT
Newfield musicians, 11th graders Ulric Claar, Angelina Masotti, and 10th grader Winter Gaspari were invited to perform in the All County High School Honors Band this last weekend. They played beautifully in front of a packed house at Lansing Central School's auditorium at 2pm on Saturday, November 19th. 8th grader, Ben Bednarski, was also invited to attend and played with the Middle School Honors Band. Featured in this photo from left to right: Angelina Masotti, Winter Gaspari, Band Director Sharon Powell and Ulric Claar
Good Afternoon, I would like to thank our tech department and Spectrum for working late on Friday night and our tech department for working Saturday to get the Districts WiFi back up and running. Thank you all for your patience. Eric Hartz NCSD Superintendent
Good Afternoon, We are sorry to say that the MS dance has been postponed for tonight, 11/18/22. This is due to an accidental cut of the schools main WiFi cable. Please look for a new date in the near future. We are hoping to have the internet restored by this evening. We will update you later this weekend. Thank you for your patience. Eric Hartz NCSD Superintendent.
Two Newfield students, Paige Morse and Kassidy Payne, will be dancing with the Armstrong School of Dance in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade! Visit our news section on the website to read more about this amazing honor and these two amazing students! Congratulations Paige and Kassidy! We are so proud of you!
Good afternoon! Don't forget our Spooktacular Haunted Hallway event is TOMORROW evening from 6:30-9pm. Costume up, come out, and ENJOY some fun post-Halloween fun with the Class of 2024! Cake wheel (bring your quarters!), spooky gross-out hallway, pin the face on the pumpkin, fortune telling, scare maze, and more. $5 for adults, $3 for students 5-16, and under 5 are FREE. Costume contest for the littles! Gift-cards and prizes for contests/games. We look forward to seeing you!